The program is officially called Free Games with Prime, which is pretty self-explanatory. Twitch already hands out free items to Prime users from time to time, such as in-game freebies, ad-free viewing, and sometimes, games.
Twitch Unveils Free Games With Prime
Starting March 15, Twitch will begin a monthly lineup of free games. For this month, among the games included are Mr. Shifty, Oxenfree, Shadow Tactics, Superhot, and Tales from Candlekeep. Then in the beginning of April, new games will be released, including SteamWorld Dig 2, Kingsway, Tales from the Borderlands, and others. Overall, there will be a whopping ten free games between March and April.
This marks the first time for Twitch, which Amazon acquired back in 2014, to offer games on a regular basis. As mentioned, PlayStation Live and Xbox Live Gold also offer a monthly lineup of free games for their respective consoles. These are included when you pay for a subscription. Twitch Prime is free for existing Amazon Prime subscribers, which costs $99 per year or $12.99 per month.
"Welcome to Free Games with Prime. Your Twitch Prime membership just leveled up," wrote Twitch in a blog post.
Twitch launched Twitch Prime in 2016 as a way to give a bunch of different freebies to users from time to time. It's clear that this move is an effort from both Twitch and Amazon to make Prime memberships more valuable to the gaming community. A great number of Amazon customers think Prime is already pretty awesome in and of itself, but free games every month on top of the benefits? Gamers might seriously consider signing up, especially when the games are no stinkers themselves.
Here's An Amazing Perk
As if everything above wasn't enough, Twitch users will also get to keep all the games for free, forever. Even still, they probably have to use the Twitch app for desktop to grab those freebies. The company says that Free Games with Prime will be an ongoing program, though new titles might not always arrive during the first day of each month.
Thoughts about Free Games with Prime? Are you already subscribed to Amazon Prime? If not, does this offer make it sound appealing? As always, if you have anything to share, feel free to sound them off in the comments section below!